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NR16-3 March 29, 2016 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Board of Agriculture today approved permit conditions for the movement of all soil from Hawaii Island, which were added to the current interisland quarantine to prevent the spread of rapid ohia death (ROD), unique strains of the fungus, Ceratocystis fimbriata. The restriction on soil may affect those ...
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 Movement of Ohia from Hawaii Island Restricted                                                                                NR16-2 March 23, 2016 HONOLULU – Travelers attending the ...
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A draft study on “Pesticide Use by Large Agribusinesses on Kauai” by the Joint Fact Finding Study Group is available for public comment.  The draft report is posted at the Accord3.0 Network website at: http://www.accord3.com/pg1000.cfm Public comments are being accepted from March 10, 2016 to April 8, 2016 through that website. The study was funded jointly ...
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NEWS RELEASE NR16-1 Feb. 17, 2016 HONOLULU ‑ The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has released a study on agricultural land use which provides information on the location of commercial agriculture activities statewide. The Statewide Agricultural Land Use Baseline 2015 study updates a 1980 survey and provides current information and maps on the locations of ...
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NR15-14 Nov. 30, 2015 HONOLULU –  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered all pesticide products containing the active ingredient sulfoxaflor to be prohibited from sale as of Nov. 12, 2015.  Some of these pesticides are sold and used in Hawaii. Hawaii products Effective immediately, all pesticides licenses for sulfoxaflor-containing products have been cancelled in the ...
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Snake Found By Nuuanu Resident

Posted on Nov 20, 2015 in Main

NR15-13 Nov. 20, 2015 HONOLULU – A Nuuanu resident on Old Pali Road found a large boa constrictor in front of his home last night at about 7:00 p.m. Responding police officers were able to capture the snake and hold it until it was picked up by an inspector from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture ...
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HDOA Cream of the Crop 2015!

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 in Main

HDOA recently held its Incentive and Service Awards Program (ISAP), which gives us a chance to recognize employees who display excellence in their daily work and for those who have reached milestone years of public service. These special HDOA employees are also in the running for the statewide ISAP awards, which will be announced on Oct. ...
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NEWS RELEASE Aug. 25, 2015 Deadly Disease Threatens Hawaii’s Native Forests HONOLULU — The Hawaii Board of Agriculture today approved an interim rule that imposes a quarantine on the intrastate movement of ohia plants and plant parts, including flowers, leaves, seeds, stems, twigs, cuttings, untreated wood, logs, mulch greenwaste and frass (sawdust from boring beetles) ...
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NR15-12 Sept. 11, 2015 All Existing Brands Must Re-register HONOLULU – Owners of livestock brands in Hawaii have until December 31, 2015 to re-register their brands with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) or risk losing their rights to their brands. Hawaii law requires owners of livestock in the state to register their brand to ...
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Snake Found in Pearl City Home Garage

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 in Main

NR15-11 Sept. 8, 2015 HONOLULU — Honolulu police captured a two-and-a-half-foot-long* snake yesterday in a garage at a Pearl City home. Residents of the Kaweloka St. home called police in the early evening and police called the Honolulu Zoo, which called an agricultural inspector. In the meantime, officers captured the snake, which was identified as ...
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